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Hardware Maker Opening New Distribution Facility In Kansas City Region

by Morgan Bell | Feb 24, 2017

Spectrum Brands Hardware and Home Improvement, a manufacturer and supplier of residential locksets, residential builders' hardware, commercial hardware, and faucets, will centralize its operations from two existing distribution facilities in Charlotte, NC, and Mira Loma, Calif., into a single 927,112-sq.-ft. distribution center at Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) in Edgerton, Kan.

“Spectrum Brands HHI initiated a study of our existing distribution and fulfillment network in December with the intent of identifying the best option for the business to increase distribution capabilities and service levels, provide room for expansion, reduce overall inventory levels, and improve cost management,” said Sr. Vice President and General Manager of Hardware and Home Improvement Phil Szuba. “After completing our analysis, we determined that centralizing distribution operations in Edgerton will enable Spectrum Brands HHI to more efficiently serve our customers with lower inventory levels while establishing a platform for future growth.”

Construction of the building Spectrum will occupy at LPKC, known as Inland Port XXXIII, began in March 2016. It is Kansas City’s largest-ever to be constructed on a speculative basis. The company plans to start receiving inventory in Edgerton in March and will start shipping from the new LPKC distribution center in April. When complete, Spectrum Brands will employ approximately 315 workers in Kansas. 

KCADC was proud to support the following partners in attracting Spectrum Brands HHI to the KC region: Kansas Department of Commerce, The State of Kansas, City of Edgerton, Jones Lang LaSalle, NorthPoint Development, Johnson County Community College, BNSF Railway, KCP&L, and KC SmartPort. 

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